Spaces of Display: retail and exhibition design

During this interiors minor, students design a (small) shop or exhibition space with a fully detailed fragment of the building or interior. The minor consists of two quarters, each divided into two separate courses: The Design project and the Tools course.

Language: English

Participating institutions: Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment 

Maximum participants: 35

Education methods: Design project, excursion, lectures and workshops

During the first quarter, students design a small space for a carefully selected artefact and its users at a specific location in a city (Spaces of Display 1). The Tools Course (Tools for Spaces of Display 1) focuses on specific skills that contribute to a coherent design project. Students learn how to work within the complex combination of these 'tools'. Various workshops and lectures focus on the position of the designer, the relationship with the city, the design of a space within the field of the retail and exhibition branch, and the analysis of reference projects based on relevant themes. Based on a thorough analysis of the location in the city, the choice is made for the artefact/product and a specific user group. This allows the possibility to explore the full range of related interventions.

During the second quarter, students design and build a fragment of the building on different scale levels (1:10/1:5 and sometimes even 1:1) based on the outcome of their space or display (or that of a fellow student) designed in Q1. This design project (Spaces of Display 2) runs parallel to a Tool course (Tools for Spaces of Display 2). The workshops and lectures in this quarter make a substantial contribution to the theme of the project.

For whom?

  • This minor is intended for students of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment and the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering at TU Delft.
  • Students from HBO institutions (Architecture or Industrial Design) can also apply. For them a selection procedure applies. After applying as described on the minor website you will receive an e-mail in which you will be asked to submit a letter of motivation. After receiving your motivation, you will be informed whether you are officially enrolled or not.

This minor consists of 2 quarters (both of 15 ECs); each with separate content. For students of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment TU Delft it is possible to follow either just quarter 1 or just quarter 2, or to follow both quarter 1 and 2. For all other students who are admissible to this minor, it is only possible to follow either quarter 1, or both quarter 1 and 2.

Please be aware that each quarter has a separate minor code. If you would like to follow both quarter 1 and 2, you should register for both minor codes in Osiris.

Minor code: BK-MI-209-18

What will you learn?

At the end of Q1 you will:

  • have acquired knowledge, insights and skills in the domains of architectural and interior design, analysis, and presentation;
  • have the skill to establish the connection between idea, function and material elaboration of a small scale design;
  • have knowledge of different cultural and social conditions, and awareness of their implication and effects on architecture and the interior;
  • be able to develop a consistent architectonic / interior design. This covers the materialisation of the overall space as well as the design of a lighting scheme;
  • have developed abilities in the targeted analysis of design precedents and the effective representation and communication of findings, using various representation techniques as well as digital and physical models.

Course overview

  • Spaces of Display 1 (BK7064) (Design project - 10 ECs)
  • Tools for Spaces of Design 1 (BK7066) (Lectures/ analysis/workshops - 5 ECs)

For course descriptions, please visit the study guide.

Minor code: BK-MI-210-18

What will you learn?

At the end of Q2 you will:

  • have the skill to establish the connection between idea, function and material elaboration of a fragment of the building / interior;
  • have acquired knowledge, insights and skills in the domains of furniture / interior design, analysis and presentation;
  • have developed abilities in the targeted analysis of design precedents and the effective representation and communication of findings, using various representation techniques as well as digital and physical models;
  • be able to develop a consistent fragment. This covers the materialisation of the object itself as well as the detailed scale; the processing of technical and esthetic aspects plays an essential part in this.

Course overview

  • Spaces of Display 2 (BK7065) (Design project - 10 ECs)
  • Tools for Spaces of Design 2 (BK7067) (Lectures/ analysis/workshops – 5 ECs)

For course descriptions, please visit the study guide.

Contact

Ir. Leontine de Wit

Students about this minor:

“The project and lectures, which are taught well, give a complete view of Retail. I’ve worked on this minor for half a year with a high level of motivation and enthusiasm.” 

- Lauren Broshuis

“It is an instructive and creative minor, where you learn to design from someone else’s point of view.”

- Annemiek Visser